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Where to Start with Obtaining a Building Warrant of Fitness in Auckland?

Not Sure Where to Start with Your BWOF Requirements? Fireco Explains How an IQP Can Help You Get a Building Warrant of Fitness in Auckland

We know that securing your Auckland Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) alone can be a stressful experience: with so many guidelines to follow and strict compliance requirements to meet, it can feel overwhelming for building owners and managers.

At Fireco, we aim to make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible with our team of Independent Qualified Persons (IQPs). Here’s our comprehensive guide to obtaining your BWOF the easy way.

Looking to get straight to the point? Contact Fireco today to secure your BWOF in Auckland with our team of IQPs asap!

The Role of an Independent Qualified Person (IQP) in Securing Your BWOF

An IQP is a certified building compliance professional registered with the Auckland Council. Their role is to conduct detailed inspections of specified systems to make sure they meet all necessary standards. They also issue Form 12A, which confirms that the inspections were thorough and that the required maintenance has been carried out over the past year.

Once completed by your IQP, Form 12A, along with a Specified System Report and Declaration (S-RaD), will be submitted to Auckland Council. Find more information about the forms necessary for BWOF compliance on the NZ Government’s Building Performance website here.

What are the Specified Systems Examined by an IQP in an Auckland BWOF?

Specified systems are integral to a building’s operations and safety – and it’s the job of Fireco’s IQPs to know the ins and outs of these systems, so you don’t have to. These systems include:

  • Fire suppression systems
  • Alarm systems
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Access-controlled doors and windows
  • Lighting systems

In total, there are 16 specified systems as outlined in the Building Act, each required to meet specific regulations within the New Zealand Standard code. Identifying and maintaining these systems can be complex, which is where Fireco’s IQP experts come into play.

Why Work with a Fireco IQP?

Working with an IQP from Fireco offers numerous advantages:

  • The Auckland BWOF Experts: Our network of IQPs and contractors across Auckland ensures you have access to expert advice and support tailored to your specific needs.
  • Efficiency: By streamlining the BWOF process, we save you time and money, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of managing your property.
  • Integrity: Our commitment to quality and safety goes beyond regulatory demands. We take pride in delivering organised and successful BWOF implementations.

Ensure your building’s safety and compliance with ease. You can find more info about the Auckland BWOF process with our guide here, or let our IQPs take the stress out of obtaining your Auckland Building Warrant of Fitness by contacting Fireco.

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